Hsin Shin Ming: “41. Looking for the mind with the mind is the original mistake.”
The mind means the true-Self. Not only we, but also all other things are the true-Self, and there nothing else other than the true-Self.
Looking for the mind with the mind is just as if a five-year-old child were looking for the universe while not knowing that he is part of the universe. The reason why we try to find the mind in vain is that we are deluded by the label, ‘mind’ just as a five-year-old child imagines that the universe has a certain shape like sweets, chocolate and apples when he hears the word, universe.
Student: “How can we be free from the original mistake?”
Master: “Try to see who is looking for the mind instead of looking for the mind.”
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